How does a whole month plus go by so quickly? Although some of the recent days being pregnant, I feel like time has stopped. The worst part of my third trimester is the tendonitis in my hands and wrists.
Aside from breaking my hand in January (doing something so not cool or exciting) – I’m working through several strengthening exercises. Really it is okay, because I can’t handle firearms, and it’s been too cold this winter for our outdoor archery range.
If you have trigger-finger tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome, stretch and resistance exercises can help reduce some of the pain and get you back on track. Of course, DISCLAIMER, consult professional medical advice before trying anything I’ve posted below.
Invest in a light/medium weight “grip master” like this one, and then work your way up to the heavier resistance. I found this to help me get my grip back and improve my confidence gripping a gun handle again.
There are also many, many YouTube videos on homeopathic wrist exercises for carpal tunnel. Here are some of my favorites:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfyLB9PFehw (I think she is pregnant too)
Luckily, my doctor reassured me that the carpal tunnel syndrome will go away within weeks of the baby arriving as my body gets back to normal. Still – with all this down time right now – I wonder what kind of mommy I will be. A gun-totin’ momma, with the official handbag?